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Get Rid of Aphids Homemade Spray

Homemade Aphid Spray to Get Rid of Aphids

If you want to learn how to get rid of aphids then you're in the right place. Learn various strategies including our homemade aphid spray.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Katie Vance



  1. Combine essential oils and natural liquid soap in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Pour soap mixture into 16-ounce spray bottle.
  3. Fill the remainder of the way with distilled water, leaving a little room to shake the solution.
  4. Cap and shake gently to combine.
  5. Spray a test patch on one leaf or a small section of leaves. Let sit for several hours and check to see how the spray affects the leaves.
  6. If the leaves look fine after 6-12 hours, proceed to spray entire plant with the aphid spray. Make sure to spray under leaves, on the base of the plant, and cover all surfaces.
  7. If aphids return, repeat spray in several days.


Since this spray does not have a preservative, I only recommend keeping it on hand for a couple of weeks before making a new batch.

To make a neem oil spray for aphids simply mix 1 tsp of neem oil and 1/2 tsp of liquid dish soap to 1 quart of water.